Summer spinach salad

 

summer salad

This salad could be the perfect, weekend lunch and I wanted to share in time for your Saturday midday meal!  It’s a bit indulgent and a lot umami, and even based off of one from a restaurant right here in Chicago.  The recipe is below and very likely sounds a bit odd – in the interest of full disclosure, Laura was the one who ordered this salad, I thought it sounded too weird! – but trust me when I say that it’s a great combination.

Summer Spinach Salad:

  • Baby spinach
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Walnuts
  • Feta cheese
  • Red onion (optional!)
  • Warm sesame oil
  • Honey mustard salad dressing

It’s the sesame oil that really makes this salad unforgettable – heat a few tablespoons and drizzle directly on the spinach leaves to wilt and soften them a bit.  I add the remaining ingredients after the oil and toss it well.  Enjoy!

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